KISH: Tell us about yourself.
Roberta Townsel is a fashion designer, entrepreneur, CEO, writer, author, prophetess, real estate mogul, developer, motivational speaker and mother of three from Indianapolis, Indiana. She owns several businesses, which includes Roberta’s Alterations and Custom Sewing;
Transforming Design; Prophets in the Marketplace Ministries Global; RRMR Kingdom Estates LLC and Student Housing; We Feed the Homeless; Kingdom Fashion Magazine; and Roberta’s Kingdom Couture. In 2018, 12 of her designs were featured in the famous Ebony Fashion Fair fashion show, and one of her dress designs were in an art exhibit for Black History Month. At the fashion show, her clothing line Roberta’s Kingdom Couture was born. In December 2020, she was featured in K.I.S.H. magazine as one of the Top 30 Trendsetters of the month. Her Instagram is instagram.com/transformingdesign
Tell us about your business.
“Roberta’s Kingdom Couture” specializes in the creation of extravagant wedding gowns, prom attire, and evening/special occasion wear. Each gown caters to the client’s unique physique, and is stitched with intention to light up any venue. Roberta Townsel has over 30 years experience in creating bold pieces that brandish a royal image, and helps to change the outlook of fashion from the inner core. When you wear a Roberta’s Kingdom Couture piece, you will not only look the part, but will be an “Image Bearer of Kingdom Style”. Here is her website: robertaskingdomcouture.com
“Transforming Design Inc.” is a 10-year-old non-profit organization and youth mentorship program for youth fashion designers. A youth entrepreneurship program was recently added. Townsel has serviced over 500 children, boys and girls, ranging from ages 5 to 18, in the Indianapolis school district and community. Here is her website: transformingdesign.com
“RRMR Kingdom Estates LLC and Student Housing” is a real-estate investment company that has been running for 20 years. It is a family business she started with her children to teach generational wealth.
She started the “Prophets in the Marketplace Ministry” to showcase Christian businesses in the community and Kingdom collaborations through networking.
Townsel started the “We Feed the Homeless” foundation 6 years ago, feeding over 150 people at a time, twice a month on Sundays.
She is the author of five books: ‘Roberta’s Southern Cooking With Love’ on Amazon; ‘God Called Me Queen: Face-to-face Encounters With God’ on Amazon; the e-book ‘Praying for the Children: 21 Declarations’; and ‘7 Keys To Your Destiny’ and ‘Roberta’s Kingdom Magazine’.
What prompted you to start your business and what outcome are you projecting for the future.
Fashion was a passion, desire and a call from God. Her mother was a fashion designer and she took a fashion class in high school. She loved designing.
The outcome Townsel projects for the future is “Transforming Design Fashion Academy Global” for the youth. She also desires to create a soup kitchen for the homeless, open more student housing, and have her fashion clothing line in stores all over the world.
Please provide an inspirational quote to encourage the next generation.
“Be the change you want to see, changing lives one stitch at a time.”